By Michael V. Smith
Nobody is familiar with undesirable rules rather like Michael V. Smith. In his new number of poetry, he speaks to an intangibility of feel, or a feeling past the rational. Bad Ideas explores the inevitability of loss and triumph with attribute irony and tenderness. via this superb selection of a remembered lifestyles, frolicked to ogle like laundry at the line, Smith recollects a mom who discovers a intercourse tape, a guy who goals of birthing his personal son and a girl who blends her child women into milkshakes.
Bad Ideas is a testomony to how an altered point of view results swap, how tales will be recast. the gathering types itself into an workout within which optimism is a practiced paintings recaptured in goals and prayers and mixed to recognize the unknowable, the contradictory, the ungraspable: "An night consists / in 100 unchoreographed / dramas”; "I pull a Clark Kent / rework, dressed as a monk / in burgundy and gold gowns. i believe / this may defend me, however it doesn't”; "Dear Hatred, candy / Hatred, do you now not movement our enemies / to grasp us better?” Hyperbolic and honest, this assortment brawls with the unquantifiable issues of kin, loneliness and love.
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Bad Ideas by Michael V. Smith